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February 26, 2008

Ensemble Galilei to perform at Cowley College on April 4

Ensemble Galilei, which performs Irish, Scottish, Early and Original music, will perform at Cowley College’s Robert Brown Theatre on April 4 at 7:30 p.m. Students will be admitted free.

Tickets can be purchased at the Cowley Box Office, which is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The phone number to the box office is (620) 441-5570. The cost is $10 for the general public and $5 for senior citizens.

The group will perform First Person: Stories From the Edge of the World the new collaboration with NPR's Talk of the Nation host Neal Conan and the National Geographic Society.

The new show features Ensemble Galilei's brilliant performances, along with narrative of original texts from some of the world's great explorers, and spectacular images seamlessly interwoven to convey the intellectual, physical and spiritual challenges faced by these extraordinary men and women.

Mixing the colors and styles of early instruments with CelticVersatile, virtuosic, energetic, and very entertaining traditions, the group includes Liz Knowles, fiddler from Riverdance, and Sue Richards, US National Scottish Harp Champion.

Equally at home with Irish Reels, Medieval Cantigas and English Country Dance tunes, they are versatile, virtuosic, energetic, and very entertaining.

This presentation is supported by Mid-America Arts Alliance with generous underwriting by the National Endowment for the Arts, Kansas Arts Commission, and foundations, corporations and individuals throughout Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas.

This program is presented in part by the Kansas Arts Commission, state agency, and National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.